Stitch, patch, and repair your favorite denim and other clothing with this slow fashion guide for a well-loved wardrobe.
Mending Matters explores sewing on two levels: First, it includes more than 20 hands-on projects that showcase current trends in visible mending that are edgy, modern, and bold—but draw on traditional stitching. It does all this through just four very simple mending techniques: exterior patches, interior patches, slow stitches, darning, and weaving.
In addition, the book addresses the way mending leads to a more mindful relationship to fashion and to overall well-being. In essays that accompany each how-to chapter, Katrina Rodabaugh explores mending as a metaphor for appreciating our own naturally flawed selves, and she examines the ways in which mending teaches us new skills, self-reliance, and confidence, all gained from making things with our own hands.
Dimensions: 7 1/4" wide x 9 1/4" tall x 3/4" thick
Written by Katrina Rodabaugh, an award-winning artist and crafter who works across disciplines to explore environmental and social issues through traditional craft techniques. She has gained international attention from artists, designers, and editors for her work with sustainable fiber arts ranging from handmade craft objects to multimedia art installations to Sashiko mending and slow fashion. She now lives in a two-hundred-year-old farmhouse in the Hudson Valley, where she grows dye plants in her garden and works by the woodstove in her ancient barn turned art studio.
Printed and bound in the United States by Abrams books.
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